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Burmese python arrives at MOLA

At 71 pounds and 13.5 feet long, the Burmese python is the Zoo's newest and biggest snake, recently arriving from Potter Park Zoo in Pennsylvania. The Burmese python is one of the largest snake species in the world. Although it is a nonvenomous species, it is a constrictor, known for tightly looping its body around prey and suffocating it before devouring it head first. You can see the Burmese python on exhibit inside MOLA. Read More
Posted by Katie Kreder at Monday, March 9, 2015

Zoo's Panamanian golden frog population grows

Another Panamanian golden frog ( Atelopus zeteki ) joins the Zoo’s existing group of Panamanian golden frogs, bringing the total collection to 14. This is particularly special because the species is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is nearly extinct in the wild. This bright yellow frog is endemic to Panama, meaning it is only found in Panama in certain tropical mountain forests. The most serious threat to this species is a... Read More
Posted by Katie Kreder at Tuesday, September 16, 2014